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Biobased resins show improved properties

Friday, 12 August 2011

New resins show improved properties over current biobased materials and processes, mechanical properties comparable to petrochemical-based materials and increased renewable material content

Researchers of the Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials from the North Dakota State University (NDSU), USA under the direction of Dr. Dean Webster have developed a family of resins from renewable raw materials, creating resins that eliminate hazardous components such as formaldehyde and bisphenol-A. The resins are based on sucrose and vegetable oils, and can be varied to perform in many applications and industries. The resins developed by the NDSU research group can be made from from sugarbeets, plus oils from soybeans, flax and sunflowers. When cured, the resins show improved properties over current biobased materials and processes, mechanical properties comparable to petrochemical-based materials and increased renewable material content.

Dr. Webster (center) & graduate students T.J. Nelson and Xiao Pan Quelle: Dan Koeck, NDSU

Dr. Webster (center) & graduate students T.J. Nelson and Xiao Pan Quelle: Dan Koeck, NDSU

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